11-22-09 Expert-Handout-1

11-22-09 Expert-Handout-1 - Expert Evidence-Handout No. 1...

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Expert Evidence-Handout No. 1 Recent developments in the law of evidence -- developments during roughly the last 15 years -- have centered on improving the quality of scientific and expert evidence admitted in trials and on keeping junk science out. But do measures aimed at keeping junk or shabby science out of the courtroom do much to address the problem of corrupt and partisan expert evidence? I once took part in a conference at which Professor Charles Nesson said something like the following: "You want an expert? Give me the money and I'll get you exactly the expert you want." There is much truth in what Nesson said: a litigator can generally buy the expert evidence the litigator wants and needs. Consider these advertisements on the web: Advertisement no. 1 http://medico-legal-evaluations.com/ Home Services Policies Curriculum Vitae Testimony Availability Directions Contact Us Our Promises to You CARY SKOLNICK M.D., FAAOS "As an experienced Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
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